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Live Subtitling/Captioning and Dictation

With SubtitleNEXT you can do live subtitling. There are several ways to generate text on-the-fly: typing/stenotyping, dictating, two stage dictation and editing.
You have to configure what type of subtitles/captions will be output from SubtitleNEXT from Preferences -> Output, for example burned over live video signal, teletext, DVB Subtitles, etc. Also you may need to configure what live preview video signal will be used in SubtitleNEXT from Preferences -> Media Sources  Live Video section.
To do live subtitling, change the Action Mode to LIVE. The Editor will change and the editing subtitle will be visible at the bottom of the Editor, outside of video preview, surrounded by a red border. There you can type, edit, dictate text and you can put the ready text in queue for airing by either splitting the subtitle or adding a new one. The output subtitle will take automatically the appropriate cues - if there is no current subtitle on air the In-Cue will take the current time and will be directly put on air, else it will take the Out-Cue of the last subtitle in the queue optionally offset by Interval and will be added there. The Out-Cue will be calculated automatically based on the reading speed.
To use dictation, just use Toggle Dictation or start your preferred dictation software (for example Dragon Naturally Speaking), switch it to dictation mode and start dictating. The dictated text will be added at the end of the editing subtitle, so you can edit already dictated text (unlike how dictation works in a text editing applications where dictation text is inserted at the caret position). This way you can achieve two stage dictation or re-speaking and correction.